Tough polyethylene resin developed for frozen food packaging

By Ahmed ElAmin

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Materials science, Nova chemicals

A new polyethylene resin provides a tough packaging while being
able to be easily processed, its manufacturer claims.

Nova Chemicals said its Surpass FPs016-C polyethylene was developed for blown film applications that require toughness without sacrificing processability.

"Our newest Surpass resin is an optimal performer in a broad range of applications that require extra toughness, such as produce and frozen food packaging, or protective film for the transportation of mobile homes and boats,"​ stated Beth Eckenrode, a Nova vice president for business development. "FPs016-C offers customers an ideal combination of toughness and high seal strength with best-in-class melt strength."

Surpass is an octene polyethylene produced with a technology using a proprietary single-site catalyst. The catalyst system results in an easer processing system for the polyethylene, Nova claimed.

"The melt strength of the Surpass FPs016-C resin provides bubble stability, resulting in ease of processing,"​ Nova stated. "It outperforms competitive resins in tear tests and seals at comparable temperatures. In addition, it demonstrates superior strength during 'hot tack' tests - a key benefit for high-speed packaging lines."

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